Walking the Western Front

5 days from £579pp

About the tour: Walking the Western Front

Tour Introduction

We are excited to introduce a new walking tour covering some of the forgotten battlefields of World War One in northern France, including Fromelles, Loos, Arras and Cambrai

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
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(Deposits from £50pp)

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Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium, where we stay for four nights.

Day 2 - Fromelles & Loos

Walk 1: Fromelles

This morning we walk the battlefield around Fromelles looking at both the 1915 action as part of the Aubers Ridge Battle and the 1916 operation when Australian and British troops attacked. We start at Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery and then examine the fighting for the Sugar Loaf Salient, before walking down to VC Corner and the Australian Memorial Park, seeing a memorial to the fighting in 1915. We then go into Fromelles for a visit to Pheasant Wood Cemetery.

Walk 2: Loos

The Battle of Loos in September 1915 was the first time large numbers of men from Kitchener’s Army went into action on the Western Front. We start at Le Rutoire Farm, a headquarters in 1915, and then walk out to The Lone Tree, and on to the battlefield cemeteries in the area, ending at the Hohenzollern Redoubt.

Included meals: Breakfast

Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery

Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery (9)

Key Visits

  • Sugar Loaf Salient
  • Australian Memorial, Fromelles
  • German Bunker, Fromelles
  • Pheasant Wood Cemetery
  • Loos Battlefield Cemeteries
  • Lone Tree, Loos Battlefield
  • Le Rutoire Farm, Loos
  • VC Corner Cemetery
  • Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery

Day 3 - Arras, Monchy & Wancourt

Walk 3: Arras to Monchy

We walk the ground connected to the fighting at Monchy-le-Preux in April 1917, starting at Monchy Cemetery, looking at the Cavalry attack, visiting one of the isolated cemeteries here and then walking into the village and out to Infantry Hill where the Newfoundland Regiment fought.

Walk 4: Arras to Wancourt

We walk from the village of Guemappe following the fighting here in late April 1917, up onto the high ground near Wancourt Tower, visiting Wancourt Cemetery and seeing some of the battlefield cemeteries in the Heninel area, close to where the Hindenberg Line ran in 1917.

Included meals: Breakfast

37th Division Memorial Monchy le Preux

37th Division Memorial, Monchy-le-Preux (4)

Key Visits

  • Wancourt Cemetery
  • 37th Division Memorial, Monchy-le-Preux
  • Newfoundland Memorial, Monchy-le-Preux
  • Monchy-le-Preux Cemetery

Day 4 - Cambrai

Walk 5: Cambrai

Our final walk follows the fighting during the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917, starting at the village of Havrincourt, seeing Grand Ravine Cemetery near Havrincourt Wood, and following the tank route up and onto the Flesquières Ridge.

After lunchtime in Cambrai we return to Flesquières for a visit to the Tank Museum, and visit other Cambrai battlefield sites in the area as well as the Cambrai Memorial to the Missing.

Included meals: Breakfast

Tank Museum, Flesquieres

Tank Museum, Flesquières (4)

Key Visits

  • Flesquières Ridge
  • Cambrai Memorial
  • Grand Ravine Cemetery
  • Havrincourt
  • Tank Museum, Flesquières

Day 5

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Entrance fees to museums, places of interest and optional excursions are at extra cost.

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Ibis Kortrijk Centrum which is located in the historic heart of the city.

Ibis Kortrijk Centrum

About the hotel

Ibis Kortrijk Centrum is located in the city centre of Kortrijk and is next to the train station and within walking distance of local attractions such as Saint-Martins Church, the Belfrey and the Grand Place which is full of bars and restaurants for you to explore. The hotels facilities include Wi-Fi/Internet access, lounge and bar.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • TV

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan


Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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